Schizophrenia Articles

18-Year-Old Friend Has Paranoid Delusions & Refuses Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 21st, 2014
A friend of mine who has been very close to me, but recently has had to move a few miles away has been getting paranoid delusions that are progressing over the last year. He is 18 in a under poverty level household and is convinced he ...

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...

Fear of Schizophrenia After Drug Use

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
I tried marijuana for the first time in December of 2013. I did it a few times after that, each time feeling fine before during and after. Then in February of 2014 I had a really "bad high" and was freaking out and hyperventilating the ...

Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I've had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I'm changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? ...

Might Have Schizophrenia But Scared of Doctors

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
I have been beginning to notice that i hear a voice inside of my head, he tells me what to do or he'll make bad things happen and yesterday for the first time he insulted me. I also have paranoid delusions that people are sometimes ...

Could My Boyfriend Be Schizophrenic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
My boyfriend has begun acting very strange, starting about 6 months ago. He started watching these videos on spirit science and developed an obsession with theories and conspiracies. He started talking about it to anyone who would listen. He broke up with me so I ...

I Have Been Diagnosed with DID But Can I Have Schizophrenia Too?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hi. Since I was three years old I have been dissociated, and as I got older I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, I have always seen things other people couldn't, and heard voices. I believe I can do magic, and my ...

My Husband Sees Dead People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
My husband's mother died 2 years ago, but yesterday he told me that he had an hour long conversation with her. He said he's been seeing her everywhere, and that she's trying to tell him something. He also said that's he's been hearing voices who ...

Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
From Pakistan: One year ago my sister's behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her ...

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
I hear voices in my head telling me bad things like to kill people and to kill myself. The thing is the voices I hear are in my head not like people talking to me. It is like they are thoughts that are not mine. ...

I Think People Are Watching Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a ...